August 29

LEGO Titanic

In reading we have been learning bout nonfiction text features. We created books that taught us all about the disaster of The Titanic. Using the video below students worked in collaborative groups to develop dialogue and present voice overs to tell the story of the night the gigantic ocean liner sank.

August 28

All About That Place Value

We have started looking at the value digits hold within a larger number and will soon incorporate decimals as well. Below are two songs we like to use to help us remember how place and value correlate as well as how the value of a digit relates to the those to it’s left and right.
These songs WILL get stuck in your head…that’s the point though!

August 23

Splash Math FUN!

All students have been given their unique login and password to practice math skills using games on Splash Math

We practiced logging in today and will use this site from time to time in class. Everyone has access to it at home so feel free to make your own assignments as well!

We will have a quiz tomorrow over PEMDAS (order of operations) and writing numerical expressions.
*students we asked to write this in their agendas yeasterday 🙂

O.3 and O.4 on iXL are excellent ways to practice these skills.

August 13

Order of Operations

Today we began to look at the order of operations when solving mathematical expressions. Students do have homework from their textbooks tonight (pgs. 491-492). Below is a video that should help if there are any questions.

August 8

Exponents

We are currenctly working on exponents. Below are a few resources to help suppliement classwork.

For homework tonight students should login into IXL and complete practice for standard E.1 and practice until they correctly answer at least ten problems.
user name: student lunch [email protected]
password: math

August 6

Daily Schedule, Specials and Open House

Hello Fifth Grade Families!
Below you will find our daily schedule as well as our letter rotation for specials. Specials rotate on an eight school day schedule following letters. Today was an “E” day, tomorrow will be an “F” day and so forth. Students have been asked to record the schedule in their agendas.

Daily Schedule

Specials Schedule

Open House will be this Thursday, August 9th. Fifth grade teachers will host two meeting sessions (6:40-7:10 and 7:20-7:50) after the PTSA meeting at 6:00. Mr. Argall, Ms. O’Connell and I will be working together so that you will have a chance to meet all of your child’s teachers. We look forward to seeing you all there…there may be a contest AND prize! 😉